Health and Immunization

There are no mandatory immunisations required for visitors to Tajikistan although you must be up-to-date on Typhoid Tetanus, Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Tajikistan which is why we advise you seek advice from your physician or travel specialist about the appropriate immunisations and preventative treatment.

Cultural Sensitivity

There are many opportunities to interact with the locals, all with their particular customs and practices. We therefore ask you to be courteous and treat them with respect. Your guides and tour leaders will always be able to advise you accordingly.

It is first crucial to be aware that Central Asia has a more flexible approach towards Islam than its neighbours in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Central Asia is an Muslim area , and it’s vital to be vigilant in certain places. Both women and men can wear shorts or T-shirts in the city, they should not wear T-shirts with long sleeves. However, anyone visiting active mosques should wear pants that fall below the knees as well as tops that cover shoulders. Females should also be wearing a headscarf. In this tour, we’re exploring remote regions seldom visited by tourists. The local people are very modest when it comes to their clothes and so you are likely to be more comfortable dressed in conservative clothes too.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official language of Tajikistan. Russian is still extensively used for business communication and communications.

A majority of people follow Sunni Islam. A small portion of the population are followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Food and drinks

The menu on this tour tends to focus mainly on soups, meat and potatoes. It can be difficult to find in remote areas and at higher altitudes. However, there’s a lot of dried fruits and nuts you can try.

The alcohol choices are limited to beer or vodka. Anyone looking to sample something different, such as Scotch or Gin should buy the item duty-free and take it along. It isn’t easy to locate mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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